What a long, hot day it has been! Only 320 miles and 8 antique stores, but that included several very large malls. We were waylaid again by stores that don’t advertise hours, advertise the wrong hours or just plumb close randomly. When pressed for time that is why we tend to stick to the large stores, they are more consistent. We also found out that the publisher of our favorite antique travel guides (flyers like I80 across Wyoming, I70 across Missouri and the like) passed away and there is evidently no replacement. This will be hard on travelers as we don’t know the local stores and depend on concise guides to get us where we want to go.
This was my favorite piece of the day. Amazing vintage advertising display that moves, still works and has the original shipping case? I was sooo tempted, it was really beautiful in person and I have never seen such a clean old display. I love the unusual stuff, you wont see anything like this elsewhere.
This was a great show of similar and different. First horse is the most recent, with slip saddle and very pale palomino color, also with replacement reins. Second horse is the oldest with black hooves, low grommet snap saddle, but unfortunate added silver paint on the tack and white paint on mane and tail. Final horse is a very poor copy, much lighter plastic and poor mold detail. None were purchased by me, but I thought it educational to find them all together on a shelf.
This was a ‘so weird I don’t know if it is cool or not’ piece. Someone went to a ton of work to cover this huge egg in old jewelry. It was quite large and striking. Haven’t seen another, but not sure if it was a good idea or not…
I also love the random juxtapositions I stumble across. He looks like he wants to play a game of soccer and is just waiting for a partner.
I debated for a bit on what to use as the last picture, I have another one that will haunt you like the crafty demon chicken, but decided to go out tonight on a pleasant note. It was a good day for shopping, the car is full but we are tired so no pricing or pictures of our finds tonight. Should be hot again tomorrow and a bit farther to drive, but we will be arriving at the Clarion so all tiredness will fall away with the fun and friends in the next few days. See you in Kentucky!